And speaking of an "alien" reality,
I spent Easter visiting with new acquaintances.
And it was an eye opener.
We spent the entire day without saying one word about
Climate Change, Peak Oil, the War in Iraq, Nuking Iran,
the War on Terrorism, the rise of Fascism in the United States,
the demise of an independent and energetic and truly free press,
the rights of aliens (illegal or otherwise)
the 1/2 trillion dollar annual deficit,
the 9 trillion dollar national debt,
the 300 billion dollars and counting spent on Iraq,
the mounting trade defict with China,
the impending Petrodollar collapse,
the softening of the "sky high" red hot housing market,
the President, his shoot em up Veep, or Dr. Strangefeld.
You are probably asking, "did you talk at all"?
They talked about putting a giant plasma screen on the outside
above the bar, overlooking the pool, so they could watch the Spurs.
They talked about their maid who they give lots of things to,
like their old dishes and their old clothes,
but who can't speak English, and who is probably "over paid".
They talked about real estate being where its "at".
They talked about going to Cancun and to "Cabo"
They talked about sweeteners and about losing weight.
Their outside patio was furnished with nice plush outdoor furniture,
that sat on an all-weather rug that had faded a little
from its original rust color.
The outside cooker was one of those really nice stainless steel dudahs.
Inside, the furniture looked like it belonged In WRH's San Simeon.
I counted 19 Lions without going into the bedrooms.
The stucco red tiled house was about half the size of the lot,
so another huge one peered over us, just a few feet away
on the other side of the prefab concrete wall.
Outside, on the drive, was a Lincoln Navigator and a nice BMW.
These folks are pretty, ambitious, success oriented decent participants
in what is generally considered the American dream.
They don't worry about Climate Change making their world
and their childrens world a nightmare.
They don't worry about Peak Oil and resource depletion
dragging the developed and developing nations into an long series of wars.
They don't fret about the rise of the militarism,
which is attempting to justify the murder of millions of innocent earthlings,
with the help of a compliant media, & proven distortions of the truth,
all mixed in with a liberal dose of demagoguery,
So that we can go in, and control strategic resources.
And, for just a moment,
I was jealous.
You can beam me up too, Scottie.
This nation is a little too alien.
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